• Japan seeks extra defense budget amid China, N Korea concern

    5 days ago - By Chron

    TOKYO - Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved a 770 billion yen request for an extra defense budget through March to expedite the purchase of missiles, anti-submarine rockets and other weapons amid rising concern over the escalation of military activities by China, Russia and North Korea.
    The request, still pending parliamentary approval, brings Japan's military spending for the current year to a new high of more than 6.1 trillion yen , up 15% from 5.31 trillion yen in 2020.
    The Defense Ministry says its “defense power reinforcement and acceleration package” is designed to speed up deployment...
    Read more ...